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was inspired by the Infinite Coolness Website by Creed Stonegate. For those of you who've been there before, this is really just another site like it. It's the kind of site a guy like me makes about the stuff he's found exciting or interesting in life; such as movies, music, television shows, and more.

It all started about a year ago, when I felt the urge to create a website. As for what the website would be about, it was debatable. At first, I thought of my favorite animated television series, The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin. But as time progressed, I became extremely interested in the show Xena: Warrior Princess. My favorite band has been the Backstreet Boys from the beginning, so they were also taken into consideration. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys had been a choice as well. I had thought when I saw it, that Xena was an absolutely mindless show. But then I started to watch Xena more, and became more interested, realizing that I'd judged it way too early. But Hercules was also and option.

Tomb Raider came in later when I thought of my favorite computer games. Tomb Raider was it. Now I had so many things to choose, I decided to make things easy. I chose the one thing I knew the most about, Teddy Ruxpin.

So here started the Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin site. I spent so much time working on it, I forgot about putting it on the internet. I knew a sorry amount of HTML, so I couldn't do very much except copy HTML from a page and customize it to my own needs. By the time the rest of the site came, I'd done so much on Teddy Ruxpin, that it became known as the biggest part of my site.

Then came Reneé O'Connor. I'd gotten so interested in her and her character in Xena, that I assumed the only suitable way to create a tribute to her, was to do a Xena site as well. She became my obsession for quite a while, but the site was put off for quite some time before I actually got around to creating it. I looked at other sites like Xenafan.com and more for ideas of what to do.

Hercules also became a show of interest. But I was watching Xena more, and in time, knew more, but still liked Hercules nonetheless. So there came Hercules.

In the meantime, Backstreet Boys were blazing to the tops of music charts everywhere. I was soon scooping bits and pieces of information here and there and decided to do that. But the site was slow going, seeing that there really isn't too much to do for music except stuff like a biography of each of the band members and lyrics. It's progressed quite a bit since the original concoction.

After playing Tomb Raider II, the inclination of creating that site was born. I'd never seen a game that offered both thinking and action the way Tomb Raider did. There was plenty to do, so there it was!

My site had become so big, that I decided it would be boring if I just called it: "A Site Dedicated to Teddy Ruxpin, Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, The Backstreet Boys, and Tomb Raider; so invented the ackronym TXHBL. Instead of having five different sites, I decided to link them all together to create one huge site with many sections.

And all the while, Reneé O'Connor stood there in the shadows. But the Xena site didn't seem like enough. Xena was a great show, but I wanted to concentrate even more on other roles by Reneé. So I decided Reneé needed a site all her own. There was the origin of the Reneé O'Connor section.

Star Wars was thought of when I saw "A New Hope". Then my brother in-law, Paul managed to remember to bring the original Star Wars trilogy (we're talkin' no digitally mastered, just the plain originals!) and we saw the entire trilogy. I found it to be one of, if not, the BEST movies/trilogy I'd ever seen. And I couldn't hold back from creating a site for it. The Rogue Squadron was thought up after I'd actually started playing the game. It was great, and I decided to provide some info on it.

Soon the abreviation, TXHBL, became a little inappropriate. But it's stuck with the site.

Finally, after completing some of the things in the Teddy Ruxpin and Backstreet Boys section, I decided to find a server for the site. It was obvious I would need LOTS of space, so I went to Search.com and searched for available servers. Xoom.com was offering free, unlimited web space, so I went there. It's been great so far, and the future only holds more!

And now, after quite some time of debating it, I've decided to change the name of the site. TXHBL has become a funny ackronym which I really don't care for anymore. So I went with the Vin/Con title. This came from the logo I used to put on the back of cards when I made them on the computer for my family and friends. I put the same Vin/Con logo on the back of each card, and it started to be recognized as a sort of "company" trademark. I liked it so much, I've decided to change the name to Vin/Con.

There's the history of the site. Starting out as just another Teddy Ruxpin page, and growing to it's present appearance.

So enjoy the world of Vin/Con!!!!

 

 

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